Archive for April, 2011

Bigger keeps getting BIGGER

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Well, it has been months since I have written a blog entry, so I am dusting off the old blog writing cap–which, by the way, I do in the traditional blog-writing style of off-the-cuff, unedited, just writing from the thoughts on my nose.

Now, just because I haven’t written a blog in some time means that: a) I have don’t have something to say or b) that I have nothing to say. As I have more than enough to say–whether stories, thoughts or ideas. I haven’t written a blog in a while because, well, I have been too busy.

In the later part of 2010, I worked on several large data center projects: a 50 MW (all quoted in IT load), a 100 MW containerized solution, and another 150 MW data center. Plus many other smaller ones and interesting work. And I thought data centers wouldn’t get much bigger. Than this year I also did some consulting on a 325 MW data center project, to be replicated several times over in many places. These numbers are rounded numbers to protect the actual clients and their projects, but close enough to the actual sizes. As you all know, I never share client information that is not already approved for public consumption or already out in the public. I honor all client NDAs.

And, I and others presented The Reno Technology Park at the Critical Facilities Roundtable meeting hosted by XL Construction on March 25th. We talked about some of the interesting challenges with site selections today. You can read more at Zen’s blog here.

Also, since then, The Reno Technology Park is moving forward with the design of it’s first tenant, a unique and large data center project. Exciting stuff!

So, while I preach having multiple data centers in diverse geographies for most uptime and limits to problems (i.e. tornadoes and other nasty weather in Southeastern US the last few days). Nonetheless, there are economies of scale, as their always are. So it seems that data centers are still getting larger. So this is a quick point, with many more interesting stories and ideas to come as I get back on the blogging bike and write again. Talk to you soon, as I have much to say. KC